TIFF Bell Lightbox

Interview: Jody Shapiro

We talk to filmmaker Jody Shapiro about his documentary Burt's Buzz, a look at Burt's Bees' founder and corporate icon, Burt Shavitz.

Interview: Nadia Litz

We talk to the writer, director, and actress Nadia Litz about her $1,000 budgeted Hotel Congress (opening Friday at the TIFF Bell Lightbox), the precise construction of her film’s dialogue and themes, and the push and pull between manners and self-awareness.

Game of Thrones: The Exhibition: The Preview

Game of Thrones: The Exhibition returns to the Bell Lightbox for the show’s fourth season. A virtual tour of The Wall, props from the Purple Wedding, and the hidden contents of a box make Westeros feel more real than ever.

The Highs and (not quite) Lows of Orson Welles

This week, the TIFF Bell Lightbox brings audiences a mini-retrospective of films from famed and controversial American auteur Orson Welles (including a never before seen in Canada early work) that shows the man was more than just Citizen Kane and his sad late career selling out.

Focus on TIFF Kids 2014

Now that the teens and adults have had their run of the TIFF Bell Lightbox, we take a look at some of this year's best bets and special events happening at the 2014 TIFF Kids International Film Festival, which kicks off today.

The Multifarious Cinema of Matias Pineiro

Blending love for both cinema and classic literature, 31 year old Argentinian filmmaker Matías Piñeiro is the rightful recipient of a TIFF Bell Lightbox retrospective (starting this Thursday) with only a small handful of films under his belt because no one else in the world is making films like these.

The Worlds and Words of Robert Lepage

Canadian theatrical legend and part-time big screen filmmaker Robert Lepage is honoured this weekend at the TIFF Bell Lightbox with a retrospective of some of his genre bending cinematic and theatrical accomplishments in Robert Lepage: Possible Worlds. We take a quick look at his career and talk to the man himself (and collaborator Pedro Pires) about his latest film, Triptych, screening this Friday.

Interview: Adam Nayman on Why Showgirls Doesn’t Suck

We talk with film critic and writer Adam Nayman, who this Friday will introduce a screening of the critically pillared 1995 Paul Verhoeven film Showgirls at Toronto's TIFF Bell Lightbox at an almost sold out screening, and who has a book about the film titled It Doesn't Suck coming out on April 15th. We talk about his personal experiences with the film, how the film and Verhoeven have been misread, questions about the film that he still has, and his ultimate goal for trying to reclaim the film’s reputation.

News Shelf: 3/1/14

To wrap up the week, we talk about some places in Toronto where you can get together to watch the Oscars tomorrow, we look ahead to next week's Canadian Screen Awards, we look at two TIFF Bell Lightbox series about books and food on film, and talk a little bit about how TIFF's Paul Verhoeven retrospective is just starting to get really good.

Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2014: Valentine Road Review

Valentine Road Discrimination is universal and some of the most horrible examples of it are happening in our very own schools.  Valentine Road is an emotional gut punch of a film, keeping manipulation at bay and letting the story of its sadly departed victim of high school violence and those affected by it speak for […]